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Lucy - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
64
poor

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 30.77%


Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Formerly "Lucy (in the Sky with Diamonds)"

(Beer added by: CrellMoset on 12-14-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 42 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by chinchill:
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle from mixed "Summer Tour" 12-pack dated best by 17 Dec. 2011. Served in a pint glass. Newer label than shown on BA.

Pours a more-or-less clear golden straw color with a small and short-lived white head. Visible carbonation is very fine-grained. No significant sediment in the bottom of the bottle.

S - unusual bright, spicy aroma: has citrus (mainly lime) elements. ginger, lavender, and ... ah, some elements like those from incense found in some Asian shops. [checks brewer's website, finding "spiced with ginger, lime, and coriander"]. Overall, smells too heavily spiced. Some malt appears after warming. More intriguing than promising. ... but ...

T - A spiced ale for sure, but the spicing, though considerable, is not over the top. Plenty of lime and ginger, with the coriander (and lavender, ha) more in the background. Good spicy finish and a nice aftertaste largely reflecting the spices.

M - medium-light body; nice carbonation level; slightly astringent; some tactile effects of the ginger; semi-dry finish.

O - An intriguing and distinctive ale that I expect will be loved by many and disliked by plenty of others, including anyone who dislikes ginger. I'm in the middle somewhere, with the ale becoming more appealing with further consumption.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 23:38:03 | More by chinchill
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Lucy from Starr Hill Brewery
64 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.